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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Conner View Post
    you misunderstand me. Maybe I didn't use a very good example, but what I'm trying to say is that lots of people are not comfortable with their bodies, but people who don't like their gender seem to be the only ones conceited enough to identify as something they are not. Fat people don't "identify" as thin, black people don't "identify" as white (yet, I feel like tumblr is making that a thing), and so on. By all means, be unhappy with your gender, do what you can to change yourself to match how you feel, and you should be accepted and supported for it, just don't expect special treatment or deny the fact that no matter how much you hate it, you are biologically male and that is the way it is. It's just a fact of life like being born with two hands or the sky is blue and the grass is green. Rational adults learn to deal with this instead of deluding themselves.
    We kinda do that though...people identify with other races all the time. There's plenty of people that grew up in certain areas and despite being white better associate with blacks, because there's more to it than color. Racial groups develop their own culture, just as despite your biological sex genders develop a certain set of behaviors based on cultural expectation.

    Other countries with completely different cultures have completely different gender behaviors. I'm biologically and by gender female, but maybe I travel to woompa land where all the things that were "feminine" to me are masculine. despite my biological sex I'll end up associating with the men there more.

    Gender is in an odd place for doing something about it. For instance if I associate with the English more than Americans and feel uncomfortable with my citizenship then I can be an immigrant to the UK, done and done. For race there's nothing really available to be closer to what i'd prefer to be.

    For gender/sex there's a gambit of reactions. just going "I'm a tomboy stop giving me goddamn dolls" to cross dressing, to major surgery. The fact of the matter is that how you 'appear' does affect how people react to you. Go out with a convincing cross dresser and you see the behaviors can be generally the same but people will react completely differently, and if someone wants to be seen and interacted with in a more feminine way, their body can get in the way of that easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medacris View Post
    What 4chan did was awful, if they did anything at all (I still have no evidence they actually attacked anyone). Never attack anyone, especially a large group of strangers.
    Uhhh, Tumblr had been circulating "ATTACK 4CHAN BRING THEM DOWN" bullshit for months beforehand and then they tried to "attack" 4chan first by spamming gay porn (4chan does that to itself all the time already) so they responded in kind by going onto tumblr and putting crap into tags. I watched it unfold myself. "hurr hurr gonna tag this aborted fetus with #DoctorWho" and it resulted in an explosion.

    Tumblrina tears flowed that day, and naturally they've been playing the victim card harder than ever, and pretend that Tumblr was targeted.

    Moral of the story: Don't dish out what you can't take while expecting you'll be free of consequence and accountability.

    Tumblr is full of utter lunatics that rally up and relentlessly bully and belittle those who don't subscribe to their own lifestyle choices. And they have the nerve to cry and cry and cry whenever someone responds in the way you'd expect.
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    Pertinent story.

    My roommate bought smart car because we live in the city and it's small and practical. He texted his brother the news and his brother responded with the following:
    "Oooh I'm [my roommate]! I'm an agendered bisexual. My hobbies include Tumblr activism and riding my bike."

    Had a good laugh at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    Uhhh, Tumblr had been circulating "ATTACK 4CHAN BRING THEM DOWN" bullshit for months beforehand and then they tried to "attack" 4chan first by spamming gay porn (4chan does that to itself all the time already) so they responded in kind by going onto tumblr and putting crap into tags. I watched it unfold myself. "hurr hurr gonna tag this aborted fetus with #DoctorWho" and it resulted in an explosion.

    Tumblrina tears flowed that day, and naturally they've been playing the victim card harder than ever, and pretend that Tumblr was targeted.

    Moral of the story: Don't dish out what you can't take while expecting you'll be free of consequence and accountability.

    Tumblr is full of utter lunatics that rally up and relentlessly bully and belittle those who don't subscribe to their own lifestyle choices. And they have the nerve to cry and cry and cry whenever someone responds in the way you'd expect.
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    Bleh, I have trouble with big sites like Tumblr these days.
    I won't deny that I can get a little sensitive when it comes to online harassment, but every time I tell myself, "Let's go on Tumblr!" my sister will announce, "Oh, don't look in this tag you like, it's being spammed with death porn." or "Oh, that poster you liked got too many death threats and closed their account."

    It sucks that people are abusing the trigger warning to just say they disagree or to shut someone up. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassySloth View Post
    Pertinent story.

    My roommate bought smart car because we live in the city and it's small and practical. He texted his brother the news and his brother responded with the following:
    "Oooh I'm [my roommate]! I'm an agendered bisexual. My hobbies include Tumblr activism and riding my bike."

    Had a good laugh at that.


    Seems relevant, but yeah. You can usually see those kinds of people coming from a mile away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassySloth View Post
    I'm on Tumblr a lot and what I've learned is that 90% of the people on the site have a tender skin of tissue paper. They're just waiting to get butthurt about any slip up in terminology or failure to "TAG UR TRIGGERS!"

    It's really really sad.
    LIke I said down below... one reason something is offensive?

    Because you choose for it to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamedog View Post
    Tumblr and it's social justice ilk are completely toxic, stupid, uneducated and annoying.
    *more stuff goes here.*
    These people don't realize the damage they're doing. :/ Psychology is still a relatively new field, and a lot of people see it as useless voodoo or just an excuse to get people addicted to pills. When peoples' first exposure to something is well... this, then they generally tend to stick with it. It's why a lot of people assume so many things wrong about Psychology, because they saw it on TV or read it on the internet from someone who didn't get it (or didn't acknowledge that it was fake). So what's going to happen when someone with legit PTSD or schizophrenia comes around? They'll just think "You're making it up to get attention".

    Do you guys want me to go on a little story about a kid in my Jr. high school who had, as called by some on Tumblr, "Natural multiplicity"? As well as a sudden outbreak of Multiple Personality Disorder that was literally done by kids faking it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    The only time gender pronouns get on my nerves is when people start just making up shit.

    No, I am not going to refer to you as Homestuck terminology, or fox-gendered pronouns, or "xxxyz / vfffxrf / 23099324 only," or whatever the shit.
    I will be more than happy to use any of the common variants.
    Otherwise, we're crossing some pretty stupid lines, here.
    "Hi. I am genetically a male, but I dress female and identify with a potato. Please call me by the pronouns 'Zur' or you are a bigot."

    And they wonder why their movement(s) are seen as a punchline - Poe's Law has kicked in.

    Quote Originally Posted by zorinlynx View Post
    I have to agree that it's gotten a bit ridiculous. It's as if people want us to watch everything we say to avoid the risk of offending or upsetting someone.
    What I find really humorous is the fact that these guys have grown up in the 1980s and the 1990s... you know, when we were told to watch everything we say to avoid the risk of offending or upsetting someone. Funny... these are the same people, I wonder where we've seen that before?
    The baby boomers who went from defending their "Devilish rock and roll" to trying to ban Harry Potter?
    The hippies who went from shouting "Question Authority!" to punishing their kids for "Talking back" to them?
    The flappers who gave the middle finger to what their parents expected of them to getting mad that their kids dared rebel against them?

    Nah, it couldn't possibly be that... you know, like history is repeating itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by mythil View Post
    Because today we live in a world where everyone is a special snowflake and we can't hurt their poor feelings..
    One reason something is offensive?
    Because you choose for it to be offensive.

    There are two parts to offensive speech and gestures: The intent behind them, and what the receiver thinks. Most receiver(s) are told "You should be offended by this" and kneejerk and shout at it, without even gauging the intent behind what's being done. Save the "wtf that's rude" talks for when someone is making offensive gestures with the intention of getting under your skin. And even then, guess what... Remember that old parentism? The "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"? Yeah, you'll NEVER hear Tumblr users say THAT parentism if they ever have kids...

    In fact, what I find kind of odd is how "Selective" the triggers are. So you'll hear people trying to police your language about how you should never say something that's a slur, yet they'll so casually say something like "Vandalize"... which is insulting a Germanic tribe. There's a reason you don't get sent to the principal's office if you call someone a "Bugger" (slur against Bulgarian people), why news stations in Europe aren't flooded with letters from angry Irish people over their use of the word "Hooligan" ("Hooligan" is an insult against Irish people) or why you never hear anyone ordering Webster and Oxford to remove words like "Picnic" or "Slave" from the dictionary, or yelling at Spanish people because "Negro" is a racist slur in English and they're using it so casually.

 

 

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